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Larval whalefish at Apo Island

It is exceedingly rare to see a juvenile whalefish (a tapetail) in shallow water.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 29 Feb 2012

'Water squirting' Common Lionfish

This video is quite amazing.  It shows an unusual feeding strategy employed by Common Lionfish.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 28 Feb 2012

Deep Oceans – Viewed from the 'Globe'

While building the Deep Oceans exhibition, we’ve had to come up with ways of effectively demonstrating the vastness, as well as the conditions of the Deep Oceans.

By: Ms Jen Cork, Category: At The Museum, Date: 27 Feb 2012

This week in fish: Warty Anglerfish

It was a 'four day week' this week so we are down an image or two from normal.  Despite that, there are still some great additions.  The Warty Anglerfish is an amazing looking fish and the Red Indian Fish has always been one of my favourites.  This week's blog post, 'Grey Carpetshark senses' is certainly worth a look.  Thank you as always to our contributors.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 26 Feb 2012

Deep Oceans - Meet Mr Anglerfish

Progress on the Deep Oceans exhibition is swimming along at a cracking pace...

By: Ms Jen Cork, Category: At The Museum, Date: 23 Feb 2012

DigiVol: Volunteers have their say

Andrew and Duncan are volunteers on the digitisation project, called "DigiVol" who both provide interesting commentary on "life behind the scenes" in the digitisation lab.

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Science, Date: 22 Feb 2012

Grey Carpetshark senses

In this movie, Ryan Kempster, shark biologist at the University of Western Australia, talks about the senses and survival strategy of the Grey Carpetshark, Chiloscyllium punctatum. Other common names for the species include the Bamboo Shark and Brown-banded Catshark.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 21 Feb 2012

This week in Fish: Incredible Barreleye and a huge shark tooth

This week we show one of the most amazing pieces of movie footage taken in the deep sea.  It's hard to believe that the 'Incredible Barreleye' really exists.  We also show images of a 'sharky find' from southern Queensland.  Thank you to all our contributors!

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 17 Feb 2012

Alight at night: Why office buildings keep their lights on at night

  In a day and age when saving energy is of high importance, there must be a valuable explanation for why office buildings keep their lights on at night.

By: Isabelle Kingsley, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 16 Feb 2012

From local to ubiquitous: online producers and museum outreach

The opportunities offered by the web are forcing some museums to rethink how they provide content. Museum professional Irene Rubino interviews Michael Hugill about an emerging museum profession: the online producer.

By: Irene Rubino, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 13 Feb 2012